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Eagle Watching in Skagit County

12/01/2014 - 01/31/2015 - All Day

Mt. Baker Ranger District volunteers are stationed at three stops along Highway 20 to provide information and to facilitate eagle viewing!

–Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park (52809 Rockport Park Road) in Rockport. (Weekdays through January 2nd: 10am-4pm; Saturdays and Sundays through January 31st: 10am-4pm)

Rockport State Park (51095 Highway 20) in Rockport. (Fridays-through-Sundays through February 15th: 10am-2pm)

Marblemount Fish Hatchery (8319 Fish Hatchery Road) in Marblemount. (Daily: 8am-4:30pm)

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Damn Yankees at BAAY!

01/16/2015 - 01/25/2015 - All Day at BAAY Theatre
1059 N. State Street

Don’t miss the classic Broadway musical ‘Damn Yankees’, featuring advanced students of the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, directed by David Post, choreographed by Lisa Markowitz, musically directed by Steve Barnes, with technical direction by Asher Baker Sulloway, costumes by Dana Crediford and set design by Ian Bivins. 7pm shows are Jan. 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th, with 2pm shows on Jan. 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th. All seats are $10 and are available at the door at the BAAY Theatre or on brownpapertickets.com. This show will delight viewers of all ages.

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Romeo & Juliet at The Lincoln Theatre

01/30/2015 - 02/15/2015 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Lincoln Theatre
712 S 1st St

Romeo and Juliet The Musical comes to The Historic Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon January 30th- February 15th! A world premiere musical with 30+ cast and live orchestra. Set to the original words of William Shakespeare with music composed, orchestrated and conducted by music director Conrad Askland. Directed by Joe Bowen and presented by META Performing Arts. William Shakespeare’s epic tale of love and tragedy comes alive as you’ve never seen it before!

Friday, Jan 30, 7:30 pm & Saturday, Jan 31, 7:30 pm
Thursday, Feb 5, 7:30 pm, Friday, Feb 6, 7:30 pm, Saturday, Feb 7, 7:30 pm
Thursday, Feb 12, 7:30 pm, Friday, Feb 13, 7:30 pm, Saturday, Feb 14, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Feb 15, 2:00 pm

Advance reserved seating tickets: $22 1st section; $19 2nd section; $16 3rd section; $10 4th section. SPECIALS: January 31 is bargain night – all seats $10 at-the-door festival seating beginning 2 hours before curtain. Thursday, February 5 is Beer Night, included in ticket price are two tickets for beer (21 and over) or cider.

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The Social Bunny

01/31/2015 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division Street

Learn the closely guarded secrets of bunny behavior at the Whatcom Humane Society on Saturday, January 31st.  The class topics during “The Social Bunny” include:

Territorial Behavior (bunny throws a fit when you try to clean the litter-box!)
Bunny Etiquette (getting your bunny to want to spend time with you.)
Kids and Bunnies (teach your children how not to scare the bunny.)
Bunny Bonding (finding that special “somebun” and making it work!)

There will be an “Ask the Expert” session. Registered participants can email questions and concerns about bunny care, to be answered by the Bunny Expert during the class. Please bring a lunch or snack. Out of respect for the animals, vegetarian food only, please.  This class will benefit anyone who currently has a rabbit or wants to learn more about rabbit care.
Class is FREE but registration is REQUIRED. To register, call 360-733-2080 ext. 3116 or email outreach@whatcomhumane.org

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Lydia Place ‘Hearts for Housing’ Gala

02/07/2015 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Best Western Lakeway Inn
714 Lakeway Dr

You are invited to the premiere Valentine event of the season, Hearts For Housing!

Enjoy a fabulous silent auction and champagne social hour featuring harpist Alishia Joubert and Jazz Ensemble ubiquitous trio with Amy Kraus. Reception followed by a delicious plated dinner, heart-felt program and romantically curated live auction. Seasonal cocktails, sweet themed delights and more await at this annual Valentine event – joining hearts to house the homeless!

The 14th Annual Lydia Place ‘Hearts for Housing’ Gala & Auction is Saturday, February 7th at The Best Western Lakeway Inn in Bellingham

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Zombies Have Hearts, Too 5K Run, Walk, & Roll!

02/15/2015 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Bloedel Donovan Community Center
2214 Electric Avenue

Get your friends together to support the Max Higbee Center on Sunday, February 15th with the Zombies Have Hearts, Too 5K Run, Walk, & Roll!

Registration and face painting start at 8am at Bloedel Donovan Park. (Click HERE to register). Registration includes race bib and personalized Zombie Swag Bag! At 10am, racers will head down the northern edge of Whatcom Falls Park on Railroad Trail. The course will cross  Alabama on the pedestrian foot bridge, and after a slight downhill, the course will turn around at the Klipsun Trail junction. From here, head back towards Bloedel Donovan Park and you’ll finish in the field!

Head to Kulshan Brewery after the race- Zombies Party, Too! The after party includes awards and prizes, a costume contest, photo booth, carnival games, food trucks, music, and beer! All ages!

Max Higbee Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides recreation programs for teens and adults (ages 14+) with developmental disabilities.

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Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

02/19/2015 - 02/28/2015 - All Day

Environmental respect, climate change, resilience, indigenous rights… Learn about these issues and more at the 15th annual Bellingham Human Rights Festival–February 19th-28th. The opening night of the Festival will feature “Wisdom to Survive”–with screenings at 6:30pm and 9 pm. Opening night will also include a silent auction.

Other films will be shown nightly at 7pm at Fairhaven College Auditorium and at various venues throughout the County. Click HERE for the full schedule!

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Winter Farmers Market

02/21/2015 - 03/21/2015 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Depot Market Square
1100 Railroad Ave

Local meats, cheeses, breads and other baked goods, produce and fruit from winter-hardy crops, soap and bath products, fabric art and other crafts, and more at the monthly Winters Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Depot Market Square Additional markets February 21 and March 21 before the markets opens on a weekly basis in April.

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4th Annual ‘Affair to Remember’ Fundraiser

02/21/2015 - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Bellwether Ballroom
1 Bellwether Way

Alzheimer Society of Washington presents Broadway Nights!–their 4th Annual Affair To Remember fundraiser–featuring a performance by Sheryl Lee Ralph, one of the original stars of Dreamgirls. The evening will also include hors d’oeuvres; dinner; a dessert dash and live and silent auctions.

Tickets are $100 in advance/$125 at the door. All proceeds help the Alzheimer Society of Washington reach more of the community and help those affected by offering support and resources.

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WHS Wine Social & Win an Instant Wine Cellar

02/27/2015 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Bellingham Ferry and Cruise Terminal
1801 Roeder Ave.

You’re invited to an evening of fine wine & beer tasting, buffet dinner and musical entertainment by The Swing Gang to aid the Whatcom Humane Society. The highlight of the evening will be a drawing where three lucky attendees will Win an Instant Wine Cellar. Your admission ticket entitles you to one raffle entry. All guests are asked to bring a bottle of fine wine (suggested retail value $25). Your bottle will be contributed to the Instant Wine Cellar prizes.

For tickets call Dana Browne at (360) 733-2080 x3014 or email events@whatcomhumane.org

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